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USA Today: Financial literacy education has real-life impact

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OAKLAND, Md. — The high-schoolers in Lisa Bender's Introduction to Financial Management class at Southern Garrett High School here all seem to be saving for the same thing: a car. And for a group of 25 teens ages 15 to 17, what could be a more important financial goal?

Mikhaila Missimer, a 15 year-old sophomore, is saving for a car. So is sophomore Camden Nichols, also 15. He hopes to save enough from a job at a local convenience store to buy a car next year.

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